On page 95 of Custer Died For Your Sins, Deloria suggests that “each anthropologist desiring to study a tribe should be made to apply to the tribal council for permission to do his study. He would be given such permission only if he raised as a contribution to the tribal budget an amount of money equal to the amount he proposed to spend in his study.” How would these requirements prepare young anthropologists for the ethical demand?
If anthropologists were required to ask tribal councils for permission, they would demonstrate more respect for the communities and cultures they are studying. In addition, if they were required to contribute to the tribal budget, it would make them a more active member of the community they are studying rather than a passive observer who benefits from infringing on the community.
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